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High doses of neonics have been responsible for several high profile bee kill offs in Canada. However, even with doses far below the lethal dose of neonics, a strong and growing body of science shows that these pesticides contribute to impairment in bee reproduction, learning, memory, hive communications and immune response. In Gardeners Beware 2014, all garden plant samples where neonics were detected have the potential to harm or even kill bees.

Healthy Bees Mean a Healthy Planet

ITHACA, N.Y. – When a Cornell-led team of scientists analyzed two dozen environmental factors to understand bumblebee population declines and range contractions, they expected to find stressors like changes in land use, geography or insecticides. Instead, they found a...


Posted 16 November 2017 by
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A street in Assisi, Italy, Oct. 26, 2017. Thomson Reuters Foundation/Alex Whiting

Italy’s Assisi Takes on Climate Change

This Italian pilgrimage town, home to Saint Francis, looks to cleaner energy and greener living By Alex Whiting ASSISI, Italy, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The small medieval Italian pilgrimage town of Assisi, birthplace of Francis, Catholic patron saint of...


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